in Newark / Wilmington, Delaware
For women who have large, disproportionate breasts, routine activities can be a burden, and pain and discomfort can be constant. In addition, many of these women have to deal with unwanted attention on a daily basis. As an experienced Delaware breast surgery provider, Dr. Marc Scheiner has treated many women with overly large breasts and understands the problems these women encounter. He is proud to help by offering breast reduction surgery to women who wish to improve their appearance and their self-confidence by making their breasts smaller. Read below to learn more about breast reduction surgery, and contact Dr. Scheiner's practice at 410-620-9722 to schedule a consultation today.
Breast Reduction Candidates
Breast reduction surgery is an advanced cosmetic procedure that is ideal for women over the age of 18 who are unhappy with the size of their large breasts. It is important that patients who are considering breast reduction have fully developed breasts, as performing the procedure before the breasts have fully grown can hinder the long-term results. Patients who experience persistent back and neck pain – and those who find it difficult to exercise or perform other activities because of the size of their breasts – are good candidates for the procedure. Patients who are considering the procedure should be in good health and should not smoke, as smoking can increase the risk of surgical complications. Finally, it is important that patients have realistic expectations as well as healthy motivations for pursuing the procedure. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Scheiner will evaluate the patient's health history and aesthetic goals and decide if he or she is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery in Wilmington / Newark, DE.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Delaware plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Scheiner performs all of his breast reduction procedures at his fully certified AAAHC accredited surgical facility, The Upper Bay Surgical Center. Breast reduction is a comprehensive procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, as administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. During the procedure, Dr. Scheiner makes a series of incisions.The type and size of the incisions will vary based on the amount of breast tissue being removed. The incisions are either around the areola, around the areola and down to the breast fold, or around the areola and across the breast fold. Through these incisions, Dr. Scheiner removes excess skin, fat and tissue. He will also move the nipple to a higher location on the breast to create a more natural-looking final result. Dr. Scheiner then closes the incisions with sutures and treatment is complete.
Recovering from Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is a comprehensive cosmetic procedure which requires adequate healing time to promote optimal results. Patients who undergo breast reduction surgery will experience swelling and minor discomfort in the 48 hours after the procedure. Dr. Scheiner will provide post-operative instructions and prescribe medication to minimize any pain. A compression garment will be worn for several days after the procedure. During a post-operative appointment, Dr. Scheiner will monitor healing and remove stitches. It is important that patients avoid participating in any strenuous activity for at least four weeks after the procedure, as this can negatively affect the results of the procedure and prolong swelling or discomfort. Many patients who undergo breast reduction surgery are able to return to work within 10 days of the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Many women who struggle with having overly large breasts find themselves doing anything possible to detract attention from themselves. Breast reduction surgery can dramatically improve a woman's quality of life, helping her to finally gain the confidence to stand out. If you are interested in learning more about breast reduction surgery, or other procedures such as breast lift in Delaware, contact Dr. Scheiner's practice at 410-620-9722.